Service King promotes Mission 2 Hire to US Department of Labor and VETS program

March 17, 2016
Service King Collision Repair Centers continued its effort to promote viable career opportunities to U.S. Armed Forces Veterans as CEO Chris Abraham hosted U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans Employment and Training (VETS) Michael Michaud Wednesday.
Service King Collision Repair Centers, an industry leader in premium collision repair services and one of the fastest growing automotive repair companies nationwide, continued its effort to promote viable career opportunities to U.S. Armed Forces Veterans as CEO Chris Abraham hosted U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor for Veterans Employment and Training (VETS) Michael Michaud Wednesday.

The event took place inside Service King’s home office where Abraham and Service King teammates provided an overview of the organization’s ongoing Mission 2 Hire initiative, an effort that has successfully recruited and hired 94 military veterans in 10 months. Meanwhile, Michaud and his team shared several insights into apprenticeships and programs that take proactive steps towards employing veterans.

“It’s an honor to meet with Mr. Michaud as together we’re working toward ensuring our nation’s heroes are provided attainable career opportunities upon returning home from service,” said Abraham. “We’re incredibly proud of Mission 2 Hire and hope to take inspired steps forward to broaden its impact for our servicemen and women and their families across the U.S.”

Service King’s Mission 2 Hire initiative publicly aims to combat the reported 500,000 unemployed military veterans currently looking for jobs. Launched in May 2015, Service King is actively pledging and currently on pace to recruit and hire 500 veterans across its organization in five years.

Michaud was nominated to his current post by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate before being sworn in on Dec. 2, 2015.  As the Assistant Secretary of Labor for VETS, Michaud gives leadership to the agency responsible for preparing transitioning service members and veterans for meaningful careers.

Prior to his current role, Michaud represented the 2nd Congressional District of Maine for 12 years. During that time he served as the ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Veterans Affairs.

Service King operates nearly 300 high quality collision repair centers in 23 states across the U.S. and in 2016 is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a history that dates back to 1976. For more information on the organization and to locate a local collision repair center please visit www.ServiceKing.com or follow Service King on Facebook and Twitter.

ABOUT SERVICE KING COLLISION REPAIR CENTERS

Service King is one of the largest multi-location operators of comprehensive high-quality automotive collision repair facilities in the U.S., dedicated to offering customers an overall superior experience. Now in its 40th year of operation, Service King is a leader in the collision repair industry currently servicing customers at 294 locations in 23 states. In 2015, Service King was named the No. 1 Best Place to Work by both the Dallas and San Antonio Business Journals. For more information about Service King, visit www.ServiceKing.com. Follow Service King’s news on Facebook and Twitter.

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